School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Sport and Recreation Studies

The Sport and Recreation Studies program combines coursework, research, and practical experiences to foster innovative leaders in the field. We focus on providing a solid theoretical and practical foundation for students to apply in a variety of recreation and leisure services settings.

Master of Science Degree

This 30-credit Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies (SRST), consisting of three concentrations, meets the growing need for professionals and academics in the areas of:

This degree prepares students as professionals who will more adequately serve the industry and their communities, and students who wish to pursue advanced study (doctoral programs) in these disciplinary areas leading to employment (and contributions) in academe. This program offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.

Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program and obtain both a Bachelor's degree in any area and an MS in Sport and Recreation Studies within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits.

Graduate Certificates

The graduate certificate in Sport Management offers two concentration options. The International Sport Management option provides students the opportunity to study the managerial aspects of international sport enterprises. Theoretically-grounded sport management skills are examined and applied within the global context of the sport industry. The Sport Coaching concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for a career in coaching. Theoretically-grounded content addressing advanced skills are applied to a variety of coaching situations.